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  • 5-May-2009

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    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China 2009

    With more than 700 million residents living in rural areas, China is still a predominantly rural country. But despite substantial improvements in standards of living, the Chinese countryside is largely lagging behind. This report analyses the key socio-economic forces at work in China's rural areas and discusses the current government strategy for rural development. It argues that in order to bridge rural-urban divides the current policy approach needs to go further in recognising rural-urban complementarities beyond agriculture and that food-security targets need to be balanced with wider rural development objectives.
  • 10-April-2009

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    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Italy

    Rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among OECD countries yet analysis of rural Italy reveals varied economic conditions, an increasing elderly population and a diminished focus on environmental isses. This report looks at the priorities for future rural poli

  • 9-April-2009

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    OECD Local Leadership and Economic Recovery Network

    Barcelona and LEED are taking forward an initiative on “Recession, Recovery, and Reinvestment: The role of Local Economic Leadership” which will convene a series of meetings and activities to ensure that local economic development can respond effectivel

  • 26-March-2009

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    Governing Regional Development Policy: The Use of Performance Indicators

    This report examines both the challenges and the opportunities associated with designing and using indicator systems as a tool for the governance of regional development policy.

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  • 19-March-2009

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    Regional Statistics and Indicators

    The OECD has developed tools to answer the increasing demand for statistical information at the regional level: the OECD Regional Database; the Working Party on Territorial Indicators; and the series OECD Regions at a Glance.

  • 18-March-2009

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    Turin Round Table to help SMEs deal with the global financial crisis

    SMEs are suffering under the credit crunch, with banks demanding tougher loan terms while sales weaken and debtors delay payments. How can governments help? A Round Table organised under the auspices of the OECD to discuss possible policy options will take place on 26-27 March in Turin.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    Global Forum on Tourism Statistics

    Through the biennial Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, the OECD and Eurostat provide key players in the private and public sector with a unique platform for the regular exchange of views and experiences on developments in tourism statistics.

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  • 2-March-2009

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Cape Town, South Africa

    OECD Territorial Reviews: Cape Town, South Africa, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Cape Town metropolitan region.

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  • 25-February-2009

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    High Level OECD Tourism Committee Meeting

    A high level OECD Committee meeting on Tourism in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 9-10 October 2008 involving ministers and industry experts from 27 OECD countries and 12 non-member countries.

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  • 24-February-2009

    English

    OECD Rural Policy Reviews: China

    This report analyses the key socio-economic forces at work in China’s rural areas and discusses the current government strategy for rural development

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